Poll: Is American Airlines’ new codeshare with GOL emblematic of global alliance weakness in serving Latin America?

American Airlines inked an agreement to codeshare with Brazil’s GOL, bolstering its Latin American network in the face of an aggressive regional expansion by Delta Air Lines. 

Announced Feb. 4, the deal will enable American passengers to access 20 new destinations in South America from Miami via GOL’s Brazilian hubs at Brasilia, Fortaleza, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. New destinations available to American customers will include the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion alongside Brazilian cities Curitiba and Foz do Iguacu.

GOL customers will likewise be able to travel seamlessly via Miami to more than 30 destinations in the U.S. from the carrier’s Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo hubs, adding to its existing regular service to Miami and Orlando.  

The codeshare agreement between American and GOL remains subject to regulatory approval in the U.S. and Brazil.

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